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knife-edge

1. noun A stressful situation or mindset. I am on a knife-edge right now, waiting to hear if my contract has been extended—if not, I'll need to find a new job. Our grandmother is very ill, so we are all on a knife-edge these days.
2. adjective Very crisply and neatly folded. Typically said of the pleats of a garment or textile. When you fold that tablecloth, I need to see knife-edge pleats in it! That dry-cleaner does a great job getting a knife-edge crease in my pants.
3. adjective Sharp, narrow, and hard to traverse. Typically said of topographic features, like mountains. That knife-edge mountain pass has 1,000-foot drops on either side.
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Monte Carlo calculations indicate this amount should be 1.8 %, with the difference primarily thought to be due to events that involve electron scattering from inside the knife edge collimator to a veto detector, from which it is scattered into the energy detector.
Knife Edge would comfortably have reversed the form if Rathgar Beau had stood up that day and you could argue he would have finished a lot closer at Cork had amateur Dennis Cullen been able to claim his 3lb allowance.
The straight-line transmission 'path passes 40 m below the knife edge, and the transmission frequency is 150 MHz.
Dessie Hughes, who trains Colonel Braxton, said: "The trip is on the short side for him but if they go a good clip he should go close." Moscow Express beat Knife Edge over this distance a couple of seasons ago but at the age of 11 he is better suited by a longer trip these days.
Back at the course where he had recorded his most impressive win over hurdles, Knife Edge was always out-jumping his main market rival Moscow Express who kept on under pressure from champion jockey Ruby Walsh to finish second beaten three lengths.
Trained by Michael O'Brien, Knife Edge has won both his chase starts in fine style and is currently the leading Arkle contender from the Emerald Isle.
It's handy and comfortable to have along in a hunting situation, especially if your knife edge gets damaged and you need to bring it back to life.
Employment Secretary David Blunkett last night admitted the economy was "on a knife edge."
Tenders are invited for Procurement of 400nb knife edge gate valves for ash pump house of stg-i/dr.nttps
Knife Edge wins on his Ascot bow last |month, ridden by Marc Monaghan
Brand new play, Knife Edge, will be performed at the Square Chapel theatre in Halifax on Friday, May 14.
THIS winner takes all clash is on a knife edge with both sides on the same points and having an identical goal difference.
"He was on a knife edge." And Sir Stephen Wall, a former adviser at No 10, said Mr Blair was desperate to secure UN legitimacy after the million-strong anti-war march in London.
KNIFE EDGE, who landed the Horse & Hound Cup when winning the Pertemps Hunter Chase at Stratford in May, is being primed for more action from Jonjo O'Neill's stable.
KNIFE EDGE can show too much speed for Colonel Braxton in the Normans Grove Chase at Fairyhouse today.